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Results from Automated cloud and dust devil detection onboard the MER

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dc.contributor.author Chien, Steve
dc.contributor.author Castano, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Bornstein, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Fukunaga, Alex
dc.contributor.author Castano, Andres
dc.contributor.author Greeley, Ron
dc.contributor.author Whelley, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Biesiadecki, Jeffrey en_US
dc.contributor.author Lemmon, Mark en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T14:05:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T14:05:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-26
dc.identifier.citation ISAIRAS: International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation for Space, Los Angeles, February 26, 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-0444
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41748
dc.description.abstract We describe a new capability to automatically detect dust devils and clouds in imagery onboard rovers, enabling downlink of just the images with the targets or only portions of the images containing the targets. Previously, the MER rovers conducted campaigns to image dust devils and clouds by commanding a set of images be collected at fixed times and downloading the entire image set. By increasing the efficiency of the campaigns, more campaigns can be executed. Software for these new capabilities was developed, tested, integrated, uploaded, and operationally checked out on both rovers as part of the R9.2 software upgrade. In April 2007 on Sol 1147 a dust devil was automatically detected onboard the Spirit rover for the first time. We discuss the operational usage of the capability and present initial dust devil results showing how this preliminary application has demonstrated the feasibility and potential benefits of the approach. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008. en_US
dc.subject Mars Rover en_US
dc.subject onboard science en_US
dc.subject dust devils en_US
dc.title Results from Automated cloud and dust devil detection onboard the MER en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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